Fires set, home windows shattered throughout raucous Virginia protest

Richmond (US), July 26

A metropolis dump truck was set on hearth as protesters confronted off with police in Virginia’s capital throughout an indication in assist of protesters on the opposite facet of the nation in Portland, Oregon.

Virginia State Police and Richmond police labored to clear the gang of a a number of hundred demonstrators late Saturday. City police declared an “unlawful assembly” round 11 pm, and what seemed to be tear fuel was deployed to disperse the group.

Protesters had been planning for days the demonstration that was known as “Richmond Stands with Portland,” information shops reported, in an obvious response to ongoing tensions between protesters and US brokers on the federal courthouse in Oregon’s largest metropolis.

Demonstrators collect throughout a protest in opposition to racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, US. REUTERS

Weeks of nationwide unrest have struck a number of U.S. cities for the reason that dying of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Saturday’s protest in Richmond began at a park after which demonstrators marched to police headquarters, in response to information shops.

Police tweeted a photograph of rocks, batteries and different gadgets the division mentioned had been thrown at its officers through the protest.

Protesters march to the Marriott resort the place federal brokers are allegedly staying, as demonstrations proceed in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by AFP)

A video additionally confirmed an officer extinguishing a mattress on hearth in the midst of a street.

Glass home windows had been additionally shattered at a Chipotle restaurant and a Virginia Commonwealth University dorm, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. AP

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